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The Ballad of the Forest Knights

A 56’ documentary directed in 2013 by Svetlana Bychenko

“The Ballad of the Forest Knights” is a movie about capercaillies and people in love with them.

This people are Dr. Roald Potapov (PHD in Biology), jaeger of the Central Forest National Park Alexander Kirianov and Piotr Kavalevich from unique village Zhizhiza in Pskov area, where capercaillies coming every fall.

This people are strange in their relation to the capercaillies. On one hand they love them, and on the other they destroy them.

Festivals : * Russian Festival of Nature, Primeval Russia, Moscow 2014 * International Ecological Cinema Festival "Save and Preserve", Khanty-Mansiïsk

Awards : - "The Ballad of the Forest Knights" - 1st prize in the Category "Nature of Russia" - Festival of Documentary Film "Rendezvous with Russia", Ingushetia, 2014, Russia - The Diploma of Outdoor Film Festival "Kinoshock", CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, 2014

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